Evangelos Apostolou of the EMEA and Asia-Pacific In-House Counsel group at Major, Lindsey & Africa discusses why demand for ESG-ready in-house talent will continue to grow.
For many, the environmental, social and governance (ESG) movement, which is estimated to move past $50trn of assets globally by 2025, represents a generational opportunity to use the power of capital markets to transform the world. Perhaps even to save it. However, for others, ESG proponents naively confuse philanthropy with the fiduciary duty to maximise return on investment. Continue reading “Guest comment: ESG, the war for talent and the GC”
Law firms spend big money making sure they have the best junior lawyers. A newly qualified lawyer at a Magic Circle firm can expect to take home over £100,000 a year.
But what do clients really think of those highly paid associates? Continue reading “Comment: Why giving associates exposure to clients could be a win-win scenario”
The entries were reviewed and our panel of general counsel judges delivered their verdicts: we are now delighted to reveal the winner of In-House Team of the Year for the 2020 Legal Business Awards.
Tying in with our annual GC Powerlist: UK report and event, this award is given to the in-house team that can demonstrate outstanding performance on behalf of the company, either through innovative use of its own resources or effective management of external law firms. Continue reading “Legal Business Awards 2020 – In-House Team of the Year”
After reviewing the evidence for dozens of candidates, we are delighted to reveal our GC of the Year for the 2020 Legal Business Awards.
The winner of this award is a UK-based general counsel who has truly led the way for their business in 2019. Key factors that influenced our judging panel included board profile, outstanding strategic thinking, superb communication skills and the extent to which individuals have the support of their teams in delivering exceptional value to the wider business to help it move forward. Continue reading “Legal Business Awards 2020 – GC of the Year”